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Mfundi Vundla: The show will go on

The Generations executive producer says the risk of firing 16 actors at once was one he was prepared to take.

Generations executive producer Mfundi Vundla. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The executive producer of Generations has insisted the show will go on without 16 of its cast members.

He's admitted firing more than a dozen of the popular South African soapie's actors earlier this week was a risky move, but says it's one he was prepared to take.

The 16 striking actors were sacked after ignoring an ultimatum to report for duty.

The cast members from the hit soapie were demanding better salaries and three-year contracts.

Speaking at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)'s offices on Friday, Mfundi Vundla defended the decision to fire them.

"It's a risk we are facing. We are facing that risk frontally and we've got creative ideas and we're going to come out strong."

The SABC promised a new-look Generations.

Meanwhile, SABC Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he believes _Generations _actors were misled by their agents and lawyers into making exorbitant wage demands.